Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sorenson Joins Video Codec Conversation at Open Video Conference

Sorenson Media's CTO, Mike Flathers, will represent our company at the Open Video Conference in New York City starting tomorrow (and running on Saturday as well). The topic of Mike's panel is the complexity and confusion surrounding video codecs. Here is our official press release -- click here.

I recently wrote about the subject -- in particular, the mistaken belief by most users of FFmpeg that no license is required from MPEG LA (the consortium that licenses the video standard H.264). Make no mistake -- MPEG LA, and other patent holders, absolutely consider non-licensed use of open source codecs infringe on their patents. Here is my widely circulated blog post on the subject -- click here.